I came in contact with the retriever when my father bought his first Labrador in the late 60s, I was 11 years old.
We had the dogs because we hunted small game and needed dogs that could retrieve. At that time there were many wild pheasants in Sweden. My dad tried other dog breeds but they didn't work as well as retrievers.
In the middle of the 80s I came into contact with retrievertrails and learned to train a retriever for trails.
I mostly go hunting with my dogs, that's why I have my Labradors. Currently, I have 4 labradors that are between 2 and 12 ½ years and one Bravarian hound to use in deer and wild boar hunting.
I have been a judge for a number of years now and besides judging I start my dogs on trails both in Sweden and Denmark.
Looking forward to a wonderful weekend with everyone.